The Kaduna State Government has issued an crucial advisory to citizens across the state, for heightened alertness to the threat of explosive devices planted in public places by terrorists.
LIB reported that an explosion suspected to be an Improvised Explosive Devices occurred at Dorino Hotel in Kabala West axis of Kaduna South Local Government Area around 9:45pm, on Sunday, February 27.
The State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement on Monday February 28, said the advisory follows sustained assessments by security agencies, and the possibility of terrorists looking to harm citizens, by discreetly placing explosives in public facilities such as schools, hospitals, hotels, bars, entertainment centres, restaurants, parks, major roads and places of worship.
“Security agencies are working to ensure that no harm or destruction comes to residents and facilities,” he stated.
“Citizens are however urged to be alive to this threat, and to remain watchful for suspicious persons loitering, or packages seemingly abandoned in strategic places.
“Increased general awareness is strongly advised, and frequent thorough checks of premises are recommended
“Any suspicious person or object observed must be immediately reported to the nearest security formation. The Security Operations Room may also be contacted, on the lines 09034000060 and 08170189999.
“Quarry operators are also advised to enhance security on their sites, and to ensure that explosive materials are not readily accessible to be carted away for criminal purposes. Sites will be inspected for compliance.
“Close monitoring of the situation by security agencies will continue,” the commissioner added.